Cannabis has been used for thousands of years all over the world, as a result there are many ways to use this medicinal herb. These days medical marijuana is generally used internally, but it might start being used more externally as it has powerful antibiotic properties.
Marijuana can be used…
- Externally, as a salve on piles, cuts and wounds.
- As an ear drop to reduce inflammation.
- As a tincture (easy to make and can be used internally or externally).
- To make various edible fats, like butter or oil (recipes here). THC is fat soluble so this is a common method to extract it. These oils are then used to make a variety of recipes from brownies to curry. This method of ingestion avoids the health hazards of smoking although it takes a little longer to take effect. More powerful extractions such as the method used for creating Hemp Oil are only used in very small doses.
- By smoking either with a rolling paper, pipe or hookah (water-pipe). This method will provide fast relief, but it can also damage the lungs and cause respiratory irritation and other health problems.
- Using a vaporizer, which heats the THC until it becomes a vapor, allowing it to be inhaled. Vaporizing is the recommended method for inhaling medical marijuana to minimize harmful elements associated with smoking.
- Cannabis seeds can be used as a grain or nut, the seeds can also be pressed to get hemp seed oil which is well balanced in Omega3 and Omega6 fatty acids.
- Hemp fibre was traditionally used to make all kinds of textiles, paper and rope.